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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
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Below the horizon.  Rise: 10:50 | Tran: 13:38 | Set: 16:27
Altitude: -8.4°   Azimuth: 230.4°   Direction: South-West

HR2460 is a hypergiant star of spectral class K0 in the constellation of Canis Major.

HR2460 visual magnitude is 5.71. Because of its faintness, HR2460 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2460

Finder chart HR2460 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2460.

HR2460 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR2460 are provided in the following table:

06h 39m 42s
-30° 28’ 13”
Canis Major
Image of HR2460 star
DSS2 image of HR2460. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2460 during the next 1000 years (-0.10 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.03 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR2460


and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2460 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2460. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of HR2460 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2460 is distant 240.77 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 24 kilometers per second.

73.86 pc
240.77 ly
-24 km/s
-0.006 arcsec/year
-0.182 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR2460


Visibility of HR2460 from your location

Today's HR2460 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 120.5°
Max altitude: 8.0°
Azimuth: 239.5°